iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S/Android/WinPho/BB/Symbian upgraders to iPhone 5 - what's it like?

I upgraded to an iPhone 5 from a(n)...


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SwisströM

macrumors newbie
Sep 30, 2012
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I had an iPhone 4 for 2 years and I was crazy happy with it.


I changed it mainly to get better battery life and a quicker interface.
I'm happy with the performance and the look of the device, but I'm deeply disappointed in the battery life. Till now it's worse than my 2-years-old iphone4, with the same settings.
I miss the jailbreak advantages too, but I knew what I was doing when I upgraded to the iPhone 5.
 

ThatsMeRight

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Sep 12, 2009
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I had an iPhone 4 for 2 years and I was crazy happy with it.


I changed it mainly to get better battery life and a quicker interface.
I'm happy with the performance and the look of the device, but I'm deeply disappointed in the battery life. Till now it's worse than my 2-years-old iphone4, with the same settings.
I miss the jailbreak advantages too, but I knew what I was doing when I upgraded to the iPhone 5.
Did you go with "Set up as a new iPhone" or did you use a(n) (iCloud) back-up?
 

d123

macrumors 68020
Oct 19, 2009
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I had an iPhone 4 for 2 years and I was crazy happy with it.


I changed it mainly to get better battery life and a quicker interface.
I'm happy with the performance and the look of the device, but I'm deeply disappointed in the battery life. Till now it's worse than my 2-years-old iphone4, with the same settings.
I miss the jailbreak advantages too, but I knew what I was doing when I upgraded to the iPhone 5.
Similar feelings to the above.

EXCEPT for the fact my battery life is easily double that of my iPhone 4.

I couldn't be happier.
 

SwisströM

macrumors newbie
Sep 30, 2012
28
0
Too bad to hear. Have you looked under: Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System

There are usually some huge power drainers right there. ;)
Already done... if it doesn't improve it's going back tomorrow

Similar feelings to the above.

EXCEPT for the fact my battery life is easily double that of my iPhone 4.

I couldn't be happier.

You want me to cry dude?
 

mzd

macrumors 6502a
Jul 25, 2005
921
23
Wisconsin
i'm coming from the ip4, so there are a number of rather noticeable improvements. it is much faster, finally get Siri, a welcome update to 64GB, and the better* camera.

however, my ip4 was solid and in great shape with no noticeable loss in battery life. i really hope i can say the same for the new ip5 in two years.

* better when the flash is syncing properly. mine is flaky. a reboot fixes it, but the problem comes back. i'm waiting to see if it is fixed with the next iOS update, and if not, it is a hardware problem and i'll have to exchange it.
 

erratikmind

macrumors 6502a
Apr 2, 2009
771
1
S.F./Las Vegas
Preordered my iP5 and upgraded from my 2007 original iPhone. What can I say about the iP5? It's phenomena, as compared to the iP2g, needless to say. It's a totally new user experience. Coupled with the clarity of the display and the newly found speed, I am more than pleased with my new iPhone. Thank you, Apple.

ETA: If I remember correctly, the original iPhone cost some $699.00 before taxes during the initial launch back in July of 2007. My new subsidized black 64gb iP5 cost about half of the iP2g after taxes.
 
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